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Top 7 Christian Best Sellers Of All Time

by Danny Grogan

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When you want to find a great book to read, nothing can be more inspiring and invigorating than reading a Christian book. Christian books can help you gain a new perspective on a faith challenge in your life. They can help you obtain a clearer vision of your Christian faith and how it applies to your daily life. You can learn to appreciate the daily struggles that you deal with in your Christian faith life.

Here are some of the top Christian best-sellers of all time. You may find that these books have a profound impact on the way that you choose to live your life after giving them a read.

1. The Screwtape Letters

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Published in 1942, the Screwtape Letters continues to be one of the most popular Christian books of all time. This fascinating book reveals the insight of author C.S. Lewis into the temptations that humans face in their daily walk with Christ. The book features the characters of Wormwood and Screwtape, who are two demons plotting to tempt humans and get them to fall away from their faith in Jesus Christ. The aim of the book was to show Christians how to be more conscious of their daily actions and living out their Christian faith.


“In a word, the Future is, of all things, the thing least like eternity. It is the most completely temporal part of time — for the Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays... Hence nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.”

2. The Purpose-Driven Life

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This incredible book continues to make the New York Times Best-seller list every year. Published in 2002, the book provides daily devotions for Christians who are attempting to live out their faith and find their place in the world. Thousands of Christians have been able to regain a sense of their value on earth by reading this book. A church has even been created for people who have subscribed to the theology within this book.


“ It's not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfilment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It's far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. ”

3. Your Best Life Now

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In this inspirational book, pastor Joel Osteen teaches people how to live their best life in the present circumstances that they face. This book helps individuals realize the love that God has for them in their daily lives and struggles. Joel Osteen discusses a form of prosperity theology in this book, which is the notion that God desires for all humans to become prosperous in their lives.


“ Today is the only day we have. We can't do anything about the past, and we don't know what the future holds. But we can live at our full potential right now. ”

4. Mere Christianity

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This book was written by C.S. Lewis during his time at Oxford University. He wrote the book in 1942 during World War II. The book is one of the most popular books that is used as a defense for Christianity in the academic world.


“ The most dangerous thing you can do is to take any one impulse of your own nature and set it up as the thing you ought to follow at all costs. There is not one of them which will not make us into devils if we set it up as an absolute guide. ”

5. Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

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This fascinating book was written by scholar Roland Bainton in 1950. The book traces the historical significance of Martin Luther's contributions to the world of Christianity in the sixteenth century. This is a must-read for any Christian who wants to gain a deeper appreciation of the struggles that Protestants faced in early modern England.


“ Luther knew perfectly well why youths should make themselves old and nobles should make themselves abased. This life is only a brief period of training for the life to come, where the saved will enjoy an eternity of bliss and the damned will suffer everlasting torment. ”

6. My Utmost for His Highest

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Written by Oswald Chambers, this book shows people how to live out their best lives for the purpose of praising God. The book is comprised of over 365 daily devotions.


“ There are times when you can't understand why you cannot do what you want to do. When God brings a time of waiting, and appears to be unresponsive, don't fill in with busyness, just wait. The time of waiting may come to teach you the meaning of sanctification - to be set apart from sin and made holy - or it may come after the process of sanctification has begun to teach you what service means. ”

7. The Imitation of Christ

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Even though this book was first written in the Netherlands in 1427, it continues to be one of the most revered books in Christian theology. The book was written by an anonymous author, and it teaches people how to focus on inner spirituality in order to live out a life in a way that mirrors the life of Jesus Christ.

These Christian best-sellers are essential reads for any person who wants to deepen his or her faith in Jesus Christ. You can read these books multiple times and continue to gain insight from them.


“ There is naturally in every man a desire to know, but what profiteth knowledge without the fear of God? Better of a surety is a lowly peasant who serveth God, than a proud philosopher who watcheth the stars and neglecteth the knowledge of himself. ”

About the Author

Danny Grogan is a youth pastor and guest author at, a site to help prospective students evaluate top-rated Christian Bible colleges online.


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Related: Top 10 Religion, Spirituality, and Faith Books According to the New York Times Best Sellers List for January 2017

Source: NewYorkTimes

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Alex says:

Add to this list: "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young. Memorable book narrated from Jesus' point of view.

sunny says:

Thanks for the tip Alex.

Don Davies says:

This list of the best selling Christian books of all time really nailed it! I'm an avid reader of Christian topics and I have lots of books by great authors like Keion Henderson, and I really think this will really add more variety to my reading collection!

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